Our St Lucia Shopping Guide To The Best Stores & Malls
This article is intended as a guide to St Lucia shopping, for visitors by air and by sea.
While St Lucia may not be as well known for shopping as islands such as St Maarten and St Thomas, it does boast a number of malls and shopping complexes for visitors. Across the length of the island, travelers looking for souvenirs and duty free goods have no shortage of options.
St Lucia Shopping – Rodney Bay & The North
Rodney Bay is the epicenter of St Lucia shopping, with a world-class marina, two large shopping malls, and a number of boutique hotel stores, all within a few minutes of each other – in short, your St Lucia shopping dreams come true!
Visitors arriving by private yacht, or one of the ferries that links Martinique and St Lucia, can start their St Lucia shopping at the IGY Rodney Bay Marina. St Lucia is known for producing some of the world’s best rum, and visitors can choose from several different brands, alongside international duty free liquor and tobacco products. In the same complex travellers can browse a stunning selection of swimwear, beachwear, and sunglasses.
Heading south from the marina on the St Lucia shopping tour, shoppers will find the JQ Rodney Bay Mall, home to a large supermarket, international fast food chains and a wealth of clothing, cosmetics, accessories and souvenir stores on two levels. Across the road is the larger, and more recently opened, Baywalk Mall, which boasts a ground floor dominated by a supermarket, bank, and duty free fragrance and souvenir retailers, while the upper level consists of a large casino, and branded duty free clothing from Hugo Boss, Ralph Lauren, Levi’s, Dockers and Calvin Klein.
St Lucia Shopping – Castries
Castries is the island capital, and the original home of St Lucia shopping, with two sprawling duty free cruise ship ports offering dozens of options for duty free jewelry, watches, sunglasses, accessories, fragrances and liquor.
On the northern shore of the harbor, Pointe Seraphine is the larger of the two complexes and home to Harry Edwards Jewelers’ main store, Rolex boutique and Pandora shop. Pointe Seraphine also boasts a number of cafes, and is a perfect place to find a shaded spot and watch the world go by.
Across the bay La Place Carenage is an indoor air-conditioned mall with a number of duty free stores, and a restaurant with a fantastic view over the harbour. La Place Carenage also serves as the gateway to the capital, Castries.
The city itself is home to a number of banks, restaurants, a smaller mall – Blue Coral – and of course the famous Castries Craft Market, a perfect stop for picking up locally made souvenirs to take home for loved ones.
Many of the hotels offer shopping tours to the capital – talk to your front desk representative to see what options are available to you. Alternatively, take advantage of our Personal Shopping service, and let us come to you!
St Lucia Shopping – Vieux Fort & The South
Visitors departing the island still have one more St Lucia shopping haven, which is the Hewanorra International Airport in Vieux Fort. After clearing immigration, travellers are presented with a large duty free fragrance store, several liquor stores and souvenir shacks. In the center of the departure lounge the Harry Edwards Jewelers team is ready to assist with purchases of leading brands such as Rolex, Breitling, John Hardy and Cartier, and a smaller boutique to the side showcases Pandora and Marahlago.